Freeform has ordered a second season of its mermaid fantasy series ‘Siren’.  Not only that, but the cable network has upped the number of episodes to 16, versus the 10 from Season One.  Co-created by Eric Wald and Dean White, ‘Siren’ debuted as the highest rated new drama among young women ages 18-34 and 12-34.

Siren is an epic tale about the coastal town of Bristol Cove, known for its legend of once
being home to mermaids. The arrival of a mysterious girl, Ryn (Eline Powell), wreaks
havoc on the small fishing town as she proves the folklore true. Using their resources,
marine biologists Ben (Alex Roe) and Maddie (Fola Evans-Akingbola) must work together
to find out who and what drove this primal hunter of the deep sea to land and if there are
more like her. Xander (Ian Verdun) is a deep-sea fisherman looking to uncover the truth
and Helen (Rena Owen), the town eccentric, knows more than she lets on.

Wald and White serve as executive producers along with showrunner Emily Whitesell, Brad Luff, Nate Hopper and RD Robb.  The cast also includes Sibongile Mlambo, Gil Birmingham, Chad Rook, Curtis Lum, Ron Yuan, Tammy Gillis, David Cubitt, Anthony Harrison, Aylya Marzolf, Sedale Threatt Jr. and Hannah Levien.

‘Siren’ was originally known as ‘The Deep’ before the name was changed.  It premiered on March 29, 2018.  The show regularly airs at 8pm EST on Thursday nights.  It can also be viewed on Hulu in the United States and on Syfy in Great Britain.

Freeform president Tom Ascheim stated:

“In the past year, our commitment to quality has been reflected back to us with a rousing chorus of critical and fan acclaim.  Our young adult audience is the most important and influential generation in America and we want to be right there with them every step of the way.”

Are you a fan of ‘Siren’?  Are you glad to learn that it is returning for a second season?

Source: Deadline